The United States and Brazil: Trilateral Cooperation

April 9, 2012

The United States and Brazil have developed a record of effective partnership in jointly delivering development assistance to maximize resources. Under the 2010 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Implementation of Technical Cooperation Activities in Third Countries, we have collaborated successfully on dynamic initiatives in countries that face serious poverty challenges, particularly in Africa and Latin America.

Current initiatives improve health and food security in Africa, combat and prevent child labor in Haiti, partner with Bolivia on counternarcotics cooperation, and promote biofuels in Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa.

The United States and Brazil are exploring new trilateral cooperation initiatives, including programs to combat AIDS in Mozambique, promote domestic resource mobilization in partner countries, expand biofuels cooperation in Africa and Asia, as well as joint projects in Central America and the Caribbean under the Feed the Future program. We are also exploring additional trilateral cooperative projects on labor and employment issues under an MOU to advance “decent work.”